Igbo chiefs pledge allegiance to Adams
Eze Ndigbos in Lagos have declared their support for the choice of Dr. Gani Adams as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land just as they declared that they are happy that the “title came to our own person.”
The leaders of the Igbo in the local governments in the state who paid the Aare designate a congratulatory visit in his Lagos home yesterday promised to work with him politically and culturally.
Among the visiting Ezes were the Eze Ndigbo of Ikeja, Chief Uche Dimgba, Dr Livinus Chimezie, the Eze Ndigbo of Gbogbo, Eze of Coker /Aguda, Jude Ezego, the leader of the team, Eze of Ojodu, Eze Augustine Ebisi, Eze Peter Umeh of Mushin, odiolowo, Iganmu land, Ejigbo, Agbado OkeOdo and the Eze of Iba among others.
Speaking on behalf of the Ezes, the Eze of Ojodu, Ibisi, said the Igbos are in solidarity with the Aare designate, stressing that they will work with him politically and culturally.
The Ezes who brought drinks, Kolanuts and Alligator pepper with them to the their visit which they used for an extensive prayer at the meeting said the onus rests on the Aare to give them the direction that pleases him for them to follow.
Pledging that the Igbos would always work with the Aare, the Eze of Ojodu said: “we will continue to be with you, we only pray that God will continue to give us life to continue to be part of you. We are delighted about your belief in culture and tradition. Our culture is who we are. But people now mix it with religion. Culture is older than religion. We are what we are already before religion.”
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